Amanda Scott’s simple act of standing up and asking for atheists to be accorded equal legal rights led local Christians to flood onto the Facebook page of a local television station, and demand that she be violently punished. Many other Alabama Christians didn’t call for Amanda Scott to be killed, but urged her to commit suicide. [...]
When I first came upon the Day We Fight Back web site, I wondered why hadn’t heard about the idea before. A national day of activism to oppose Big Brother sounds like just the sort of thing people would want to talk about, right?
The Day We Fight Back is February 11 – this coming [...]
It’s strange to me that Rick Santorum would choose to use this particular image in a campaign ad, because what the picture shows is suicide through the means of gasoline. It looks to me like a statement that our dependence upon gasoline is killing our society. That’s a message that doesn’t support Santorum’s freak out about gasoline prices. It suggests that we all need to relax, walk away from the gasoline pump, and simply drive our cars less when the price of gasoline is high. [...]
It seems likely, given the suicide, that Ivins was involved in one of the very few bioterrorist attacks ever to take place, but there will never be a trial now, and so we may never know for sure. In criminal investigations, things are often not what they seem. [...]